This PowerPoint slideshow will provide students with examples of the different purposes, forms, and rhyme schemes of poetry. There are 29 slides that include kid-friendly poems demonstrating the elements and characteristics of poetry. This slideshow is beneficial as both an introduction and/or review. Students will enjoy the poems and may want to return to the slides in order to reread them and improve their fluency. Don't want to spend time finding examples of the different types of poems and their characteristics, but want your students to know what they look and sound like? Then this is the presentation for you!